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Country singer Daron Norwood found dead at 49

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Country singer Daron Norwood, known for ’90s tracks like “Cowboys Don’t Cry” and “If It Wasn’t for Her I Wouldn’t Have You,” has died, EW has confirmed. 

The singer was found dead in his home in Hereford, Texas, around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. He was 49. People reports that his landlord discovered his body.

Police in Hereford said there were no signs of foul play and that the death is still under investigation. 

After his success in the ’90s, Norwood abruptly quit his music career in 1995. In an interview with Country Weekly in 2002, the singer said there was a time in 1995 when he was averaging “25 shots of Jack Daniel’s a night.” He got sober that year, and two years later, in 1997, launched Keep It Straight, an effort to warn kids of alcohol and drug abuse. 

“Through my music, I can let people know there is a country singer out here who cares about them,” he told Country Weekly. “There’s a guy who’s trying to do it different. And trying to be . . . not perfect, but the best he can be.”

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